Skills Curriculum

Franklin’s skills curriculum is designed to promote critical and individual thinking. The goal is to prepare our students to be productive contributors and active global citizens who will be the change agents for future economies and global societies. This is achieved by utilizing interactive teaching and learning strategies that are grounded in best practices and research.

Students will experience classes focused on problem-based content and project frameworks, in both personalized and collaborative settings. The four globally recognized essential skill sets that our students will be exposed to and become well versed in are: global citizenship; innovation and creativity; technology; and interpersonal. Within each of the four skill strands there is the integration of essential knowledge principles, theories, and factual information explicitly aligned to the area of study in focus.

Skills Curriculum Overview (sub categories not included in this overview):

Global citizenship

  • Global perspectives
  • International policy
  • Access to education
  • Sustainability
  • Civic responsibility

Innovation and creativity

  • Creative problem solving
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Creativity and reflection systems


  • Digital literacy
  • Coding
  • Digital responsibility
  • Programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence


  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Self-awareness
  • Negotiation
  • Social awareness